Inspiring Collaboration | Promoting Philanthropy | Building Community

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Sustaining Nonprofits

We are the trusted resource for local nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat Counties, providing tools and training to increase their effectiveness and sustainability and helping them amplify their impact.

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Impactful Grantmaking

Our trusted partnerships with donors and nonprofits and our expertise in effective philanthropy enable us to gran year-round, to pivot during a crisis or a unique opportunity, and to direct funds where needed most.

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Meaningful Philanthropy

We are passionate about connecting donors with giving opportunities aligned with their unique passions and vision. We help create personalized plans for philanthropy with the goal of building a culture of engaged giving.

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Building Community

Making an impact is only possible when you intimately understand the community. We engage with organizations across the region, listen to community concerns, and provide resources and expertise.

OUR MISSION

Leading transformational change throughout the Yampa Valley by engaging donors in purposeful philanthropy, empowering local nonprofit organizations, inspiring impactful grantmaking, and collaborating to build vibrant communities.

OUR VISION

A thriving and connected Yampa Valley where there are opportunities and resources for all. 

OUR VALUES

Leadership

We are trusted leaders tackling challenging community issues.

Collaboration

We work with diverse partners to leverage resources and achieve common goals.

Stewardship

We transparently and efficiently manage the resources with which we are entrusted.

Innovation

We embrace innovative thinking that sparks solutions leading to lasting change.

Accountability

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and honor our commitments.

Heritage

We recognize and celebrate the history of the Yampa Valley.

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding, to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.

Latest News

2022 Community Grant Awards

In partnership with the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, community donors, and Donor Advised Fund advisors, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has awarded $531,913 to 74 nonprofit organizations in its 2022 Community Grant Cycle. The Community Grant Cycle is...

Routt County Workforce Housing Preservation Fund Created

Workforce housing is the #1 issue facing the Yampa Valley. In response to the news that Whitehaven Mobile Home park residents were recently notified of the contract to sell the land under their homes, YVCF has set up the Routt County Workforce Housing Preservation...

2022 Business Philanthropist of the Year – Lyon’s Corner Drug

Sitting outside a Steamboat coffee shop with Matt Johnson, owner of Lyon’s Drug, it quickly becomes obvious that he’s well-known and loved in this town.  Our conversation is frequently interrupted by passersby who greet Matt, inquire about him and his family, or pause...